Forklift Operator Test

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This test is to see how much you know about operating a forklift. It consists of 35 multiple choice questions. Take your time, and see how you score.

  
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  • 1. 
    The forklift load chart shows a rating of 2220 kg at a 600 mm load center. What does this mean?
    • A. 

      That the forklift will safely lift any weight up to 2220 kg

    • B. 

      That the forklift will safely lift up to 2220 kg provided that the center of gravity of the load is not more than 600 mm forward from the face (heel) of the forks

    • C. 

      That the forklift will only safely lift up to 2220 kg if the load measures more than 1200 mm in length.


  • 2. 
    What procedure do you follow when the load on your forklift obscures your view in front?
    • A. 

      Dismount, check that the way is clear, then drive slowly forward sounding the horn.

    • B. 

      Travel in reverse looking in the direction of travel.

    • C. 

      Raise the load so that you can see under it.


  • 3. 
    How should you normally drive your forklift?
    • A. 

      Slowly and deliberately at all times.

    • B. 

      At a speed consistent with the type of load and general work conditions.

    • C. 

      Fast enough to keep up with the pressure of work.


  • 4. 
    A fault occurs while driving your forklift.  What action do you take?
    • A. 

      Park the forklift as safely as possible and follow company procedures, or remove its key and report the fault to your supervisor.

    • B. 

      Carry on until a convenient break and then report it.

    • C. 

      Try to repair the fault yourself.


  • 5. 
    What position should the forks be in while driving a forklift?
    • A. 

      As near to the ground as possible and level.

    • B. 

      About 100 mm to 150 mm from the ground and level.

    • C. 

      About 100 mm to 150 mm from the ground and tilted back

    • D. 

      As near to the ground as practicable but high enough to clear obstructions — and tilted back.


  • 6. 
    What is the procedure to follow when you discover a patch of oil on the floor of the aisle or roadway?
    • A. 

      Tell your supervisor the next time you see him/her.

    • B. 

      Drive carefully around it.

    • C. 

      Stop your forklift and clean it up.


  • 7. 
    What position do you place the forks when parking your forklift?
    • A. 

      100 mm to 150 mm from ground tilted fully forward.

    • B. 

      Resting on the floor tilted fully back.

    • C. 

      Resting on the floor tilted forward.


  • 8. 
    Who is responsible for the safety of persons working in a forklift area?
    • A. 

      The forklift operator.

    • B. 

      Each person within the area.

    • C. 

      The manager.


  • 9. 
    Are you allowed to hoist personnel on your forks?
    • A. 

      Only if a sound wooden pallet is fitted.

    • B. 

      Only in an approved work platform is fitted.

    • C. 

      Only if an observer is present.


  • 10. 
    When must you use the back tilt on your forklift when traveling?
    • A. 

      When the forks are loaded.

    • B. 

      When the forks are not loaded.

    • C. 

      At all times.


  • 11. 
    When driving an empty forklift down a ramp, in what direction should the forks point?
    • A. 

      Downhill.

    • B. 

      Uphill.


  • 12. 
    When driving a loaded forklift down a ramp, in what direction should the forks point?
    • A. 

      Downhill.

    • B. 

      Uphill.


  • 13. 
    Is the carrying of passengers allowed on forklifts?
    • A. 

      Never.

    • B. 

      Only if traveling a long distance.

    • C. 

      Only if traveling a short distance.

    • D. 

      Only if a passenger seat is provided by the manufacturer.


  • 14. 
    Are fork extensions permitted where a load is too long?
    • A. 

      Never.

    • B. 

      Only on long loads.

    • C. 

      Only if authorized by the manufacturer.


  • 15. 
    When is the forklift operator required to look in the direction of travel?
    • A. 

      Always.

    • B. 

      When persons are in the area.

    • C. 

      When driving on uneven surfaces.


  • 16. 
    How should the rated capacity of a forklift be determined by you?
    • A. 

      Testing with various loads.

    • B. 

      Reading the load plate.

    • C. 

      Guesswork.


  • 17. 
    How often is a forklift operator required to check the brakes?
    • A. 

      Pre-operation.

    • B. 

      Weekly.

    • C. 

      Monthly.


  • 18. 
    What action is required when a load is unstable?
    • A. 

      Back tilt the load.

    • B. 

      Stop and re stack.

    • C. 

      Call for assistance to support the load.


  • 19. 
    Are you allowed to turn a forklift on a ramp or slope?
    • A. 

      Only if the forklift is not loaded

    • B. 

      Only if traveling down the ramp.

    • C. 

      Only if traveling up the ramp.

    • D. 

      Not at any time.


  • 20. 
    Are you permitted to cross a bridge plate with a forklift when loading a truck from a docking platform?
    • A. 

      Not at any time.

    • B. 

      Only if ordered to do so.

    • C. 

      Only if the truck wheels are secured and the bridge plate is strong enough.


  • 21. 
    Is it permissible to stack goods on an incline?
    • A. 

      Only if the load is on pallets.

    • B. 

      Only if a temporary measure.

    • C. 

      Not at any time.


  • 22. 
    Is it permissible for any person to operate a forklift?
    • A. 

      Only if a holder of a drivers license.

    • B. 

      Only if trained and authorized to do so.

    • C. 

      Yes, but only temporarily.


  • 23. 
    When is it allowable to move your forklift with its load fully raised?
    • A. 

      Any time.

    • B. 

      To assist when turning.

    • C. 

      When stacking and de stacking.


  • 24. 
    Is it permissible to park your forklift on a ramp or slope?
    • A. 

      Only if left in gear.

    • B. 

      Only if wheel chocks are used.

    • C. 

      Only if the forks are on the ground.


  • 25. 
    Should the load capacity of a forklift ever be exceeded?
    • A. 

      Only if the counterweight is increased.

    • B. 

      Only if lifting the load within 1 metre.

    • C. 

      Not at any time.


  • 26. 
    In what position should a gas cylinder safety valve be when fitted to a forklift?
    • A. 

      At the top.

    • B. 

      At the bottom.

    • C. 

      Mid-point.


  • 27. 
    Is it permissible to tow a railway wagon using a forklift?
    • A. 

      Only if moving it short distances.

    • B. 

      Not at any time.

    • C. 

      Only to align it with the platform.


  • 28. 
    Can the counterweight of a forklift have its weight increased?
    • A. 

      Only if the load to be lifted is too heavy.

    • B. 

      Only to allow more traction and steering control.

    • C. 

      Not at any time.

    • D. 

      Only if approved by the manufacturer.


  • 29. 
    From which position in a narrow aisle should a forklift approach a narrow corner?
    • A. 

      From the inside of the aisle.

    • B. 

      From the outside of the aisle.

    • C. 

      From the middle of the aisle.


  • 30. 
    What distance should there be between moving forklifts?
    • A. 

      Close up to communicate with the driver.

    • B. 

      As far apart as possible.

    • C. 

      A safe braking distance.


  • 31. 
    When is the forklift horn to be used?
    • A. 

      Only when necessary.

    • B. 

      To acknowledge your friend.

    • C. 

      Only if operating on a public road.


  • 32. 
    How close can you park to a railway line?
    • A. 

      1 meter.

    • B. 

      2.5 meters.

    • C. 

      5 meters.


  • 33. 
    May you cross railway lines on a forklift?  (After a bit of discussion on the matter, the answer for this questions has been changed from source it was taken from.)
    • A. 

      Cross diagonally and only if the lines are recessed

    • B. 

      Cross at right angles to the railway track.

    • C. 

      Not at any time.

    • D. 

      Diagonally when there is suitable infill.


  • 34. 
    What action do you take should the brakes fail on your forklift?
    • A. 

      Lower the forks to the ground.

    • B. 

      Use the gear change to attempt a stop.

    • C. 

      Jump clear.


  • 35. 
    FWhich of the points below affect the stability of a forklift?
    • A. 

      Driving too fast.

    • B. 

      Load too heavy.

    • C. 

      Driving on an incline.

    • D. 

      Cornering too sharply.

    • E. 

      All of the above


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